Tag: lanarkshire miners union

William Small – Trade Unionist

  I’ve seen a few inaccurate reports about Mr. William Small, the trade unionist, largely due to errors and misunderstandings because his son was ALSO a trade unionist called William B Small. I’ve set out to make a correct entry online about William Small, as follows: Small Mr. William – b1845 – d1903 was a […]

Communist Blantyre 1920s

  Blantyre was known to have a communist party or organisation who met regularly throughout the 1920’s. Blantyre Communist Party owned and occupied a shed at 15 Forrest Street, Low Blantyre. However, in Autumn 1929, an event triggered the start of the demise of communism in Blantyre. On Thursday 5th September 1929, “red” or communist pickets […]